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Published on 19 February 2013

Eight high-achieving students who are starting degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast this semester have each received $12,000 Academic Excellence scholarships.

They were among 54 students who gained scholarships – ranging in value from $3,500 to $12,000 – at USC’s annual Undergraduate Scholarships Presentation Ceremony on Monday 18 February.

The event at USC’s Innovation Centre auditorium was attended by about 200 people, including scholarship sponsors, high school principals, the students’ family members and University staff.

Georgia Grayson of St Andrew’s Anglican College, Lachlan Haycock of St John’s College Nambour, and Mountain Creek State High School graduate Veda Malpress received the three Renouf Family Scholarships for 2013.

These scholarships are presented in memory of Sir Clem Renouf’s parents.

Justine Campagna of Innisfail State College and Julia Massingham of St Mary’s College Maryborough received Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarships, which are presented to support students from regional or remote areas in Queensland.

Three USC Chancellor’s Scholarships went to Kathryn Hooper of Burnside State High School, Zandri Lategan of Suncoast Christian College and Jonathan Mattiske, also of Suncoast Christian College.

These scholarships are to recognise, reward and encourage academic excellence. They have been funded by numerous gifts to the University and were presented by Chancellor John Dobson.

Various businesses, community organisations and individuals presented seven other major scholarships, and the University awarded 40 Vice-Chancellor’s Merit scholarships valued at $6,000 each.

— Terry Walsh

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